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Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common causes of vertigo — the sudden sensation that you’re spinning or that the inside of your head is spinning. BPPV causes brief episodes of mild to intense dizziness. It is usually triggered by specific changes in your head’s position. This might occur when you tip […]

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Home visits

At tops:health we offer the flexibility to provide Physiotherapy in your own home if mobility is an issue in attending one of our clinics. These sessions are most appropriate following surgery or a period of illness which has affected your mobility. The Physiotherapist can provide an initial assessment and then ongoing rehab as clinically needed.

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Shockwave Therapy Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that is effective in the treatment of ongoing tendon problems. Also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, or EWST, it uses the power of high energy sound waves to target the painful tendon tissue, accelerating healing and relieving pain. This treatment can be offered for: Shockwave therapy

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Foot & Ankle Pain

Foot and ankle pain can be caused by a variety of issues including ankle sprains, stress fractures, plantar fasciitis, morton’s neuroma or achilles tendinopathy. Details of some of these conditions are provided below: Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of pain and inflammation in the sole of the foot, commonly located around the heel

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Hip Pain

Our hips are ball and socket joints that have a high degree of mobility but also need to be strong and stable to transfer load from our body to our legs. A range of conditions can cause hip pain, including overuse injuries, arthritis, bursitis and tendinopathy. A more detailed description of some of these conditions

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Elbow Pain

Elbow pain is a common problem that can result from a variety of causes, including overuse injuries, tendonitis, bursitis and arthritis. Conditions such as golfers and tennis elbow are very common conditions that cause pain around the elbow. Despite the conditions’ names, they are not often related to the sports. They are usually caused by

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Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is a common problem that can result from a variety of causes, including overuse injuries, rotator cuff injuries, frozen shoulder, dislocation and instability, and arthritis. Physiotherapy can be effective in improving shoulder mobility and strength, reducing pain and inflammation and preventing future injuries. The initial consultation will begin with an assessment to determine

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What is sciatica, and how do you know if you have it? If you have lower back pain that radiates into your buttocks and spreads down one leg as far as your knee or even your foot, this could be a symptom of sciatica. In this blog, we explore sciatica, the most common symptoms, causes,

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Back Pain

Back pain is hugely common and a high degree of those who experience back pain will see it resolve. Back pain can be caused by a variety of conditions, and the most important aspect of the initial assessment with a physiotherapist will be to rule out any serious conditions or “red flags” that would require

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Neck Pain

Physiotherapists are highly skilled at supporting people with neck pain. When you see a physio for an initial consultation, we will provide a full assessment, treatment and advice. There are a few different types of neck pain people can experience and a summary of these are provided below. Mechanical neck pain Mechanical neck pain is

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Functional Rehab

We can provide Physiotherapy home visits if you are unable to attend the clinic due to your medical condition or are recovering from an injury or operation. This will involve a full assessment and then discussion and implementation of a functional rehabilitation programme. As well as Physiotherapy provided at home for those unable to make

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Hand Clinic

Hand and Upper Limb Physiotherapy specialises in helping with problems, which arise through trauma to the hand, as well as osteoarthritis, “repetitive strain”, nerve injuries, joint replacements and any general aches or pains of the wrist and hand. The Hand and Upper Limb service assesses and manages both acute and chronic symptoms and conditions. The

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Physiotherapy Physiotherapy plays a vital role in pain relief, rehabilitation and injury prevention. Our Physiotherapists are extremely experienced, passionate and friendly, as your health matters. Dependent upon your problem, we have expertise in a wide variety of specialist areas and appointments are available in Summertown, Oxford, Bicester and Woodstock. We can also provide Physiotherapy home

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Paediatric Physiotherapy

Our paediatric musculoskeletal outpatient service offers physiotherapy assessment and treatment to children and adolescents from 5 to 18 years of age. We offer a specialist paediatric physiotherapy service covering a wide range of paediatric musculoskeletal presentations in children and adolescents, including: Your physiotherapist will complete an initial assessment with you and your child/teenager comprising two

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Nutrition We offer a specialist Nutrition service from Summertown led by Nicky Denvir. Nicky aims to assist you in feeling more energised, more ‘in balance’, healthier and more positive about life. Her mission is to give you the information and the tools to manage your own health in a proactive way. If more in-depth nutrition

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Clinical Yoga

At tops:health we are in a unique position to offer classes for Yoga in Oxford taught by a Physiotherapist. Clinical Yoga classes will help you to understand your body including any ongoing injuries and how to get the most out of your Yoga practice safely to build a strong and mobile body. It doesn’t matter

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Clinical Pilates

What is Clinical Pilates? Clinical Pilates is functional, targeted, individualised rehabilitation with a focus on movement control. When taught by a Physiotherapist, it can also be termed physio led Pilates. Regular or fitness style Pilates is fantastic if you are injury free and all the class attendees are able to work at the same ability

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